know-how

noun
\ ˈnō-ˌhau̇ How to pronounce know-how (audio) \

Definition of know-how

: knowledge of how to do something smoothly and efficiently : expertise

Synonyms & Antonyms for know-how

Synonyms

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

First Known Use of know-how

1838, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about know-how

Time Traveler for know-how

Time Traveler

The first known use of know-how was in 1838

See more words from the same year

Statistics for know-how

Cite this Entry

“Know-how.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/know-how. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for know-how

know-how

noun
How to pronounce know-how (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of know-how

: knowledge of how to do something well

know-how

noun
\ ˈnō-ˌhau̇ \

Kids Definition of know-how

: knowledge of how to get things done The job takes a certain amount of know-how.

More from Merriam-Webster on know-how

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for know-how

Nglish: Translation of know-how for Spanish Speakers

Comments on know-how

What made you want to look up know-how? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!